Associate Professor Johan Wesseloo

Australian Centre for Geomechanics appoints new director

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Associate Professor Johan Wesseloo has been appointed director of the Australian Centre for Geomechanics at The University of Western Australia, replacing Professor Yves Potvin who had been director since 2000.

From the page to the big screen: Half the Perfect World: Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra, 1955 – 1964, awarded Cascade Films deal.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Congratulations to UWA’s Associate Professor of English and Literary Studies, Tanya Dalziell, and Curtin University’s Associate Professor in the School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry, Paul Genoni, who last month announced the sale of film rights for their book, Half the Perfect World: Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra 1955 – 1964, to Cascade Films.

Newborn baby

Babies make room in the womb for bacteria

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Our exposure to bacteria begins before we’re born according to new research led by The University of Western Australia. The study, published in Frontiers in Microbiology, used rigorous contamination controls to confirm that exposure to bacteria begins in the womb.

Professor Pat Dudgeon

Federal funding boost for Indigenous mental health services

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

A research program led by The University of Western Australia has received $5 million to improve the delivery of mental health services for Australia’s Indigenous population.

Raine Study participant

Pregnancy stress linked to lower sperm count in male offspring

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Men whose mothers were exposed to stressful life events during the first 18 weeks of pregnancy may have reduced sperm counts when they become adults, according to a new study led by The University of Western Australia.

Pregnant woman

Mentally ill at risk of dangerous pregnancy complication

Thursday, 30 May 2019

New research by Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia has revealed that women with severe mental illness have a greater chance of developing a serious medical complication during pregnancy.

Nina McCarthy

Championing positive mental health in PhD students

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

As a geneticist at the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease, Nina McCarthy has devoted much of her working life to combating psychiatric illnesses.

Sleep

Shift and FIFO workers at high risk of fatigue

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Almost all (97 per cent) shift workers are unable to adjust their body clocks between day and night shifts and are missing out on quality sleep, it was reported at the Royal Perth Hospital Research Foundation’s Pilbara Sleep Health Summit last week.

coral reef

Study finds ocean acidification threatens coral reef systems

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

A new study led by The University of Western Australia has found the future of the world’s coral reefs is under threat from ocean acidification with many corals unable to adapt to the conditions.

Gluten free

Call for greater transparency in gluten free testing

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

A Coeliac disease expert from The University of Western Australia is calling for greater transparency in the testing of gluten free foods. It comes after reports that some gluten free products contain traces of gluten, potentially dangerous to sufferers of Coeliac disease.